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Bus Stop (1956) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Joshua Logan and produced by Buddy Adler.


Adaptation of Broadway hit by Inge ended any debate about Monroe's talent. A rancher falls for a nightclub singer while stranded at a bus stop in a blizzard. The first films for Lange and Murray, who eventually married.

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Academy Awards 1956 --- Ceremony Number 29 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActorDon MurrayNominated

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Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Monroe Triumphs in Bus Stop

By Gary Vitacco-Robles on Jul 12, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Marilyn Monroe Triumphs in Bus Stop ?Hold on to your chairs, everybody, and get set for a rattling surprise,? announced crusty New York Times critic Bosely Crowther, ?Marilyn Monroe has finally proved herself an actress in Bus Stop. She and the picture are swell! She gives a performance in th... Read full article

Bus Stop (1956)

By Beatrice on Apr 28, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Bus Stop Directed by Joshua Logan Written by George Axelrod from the play by William Inge 1956/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Marilyn Monroe Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental There’s a lot you can say against this movie, yet somehow I always enjoy it. Young Bo Decker (Do... Read full article

Bus Stop(1956).

By Dawn on Feb 25, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Bus Stop(1956), also known as The Wrong Kind of Girl. Directed by Joshua Logan. Drama. Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field, Eileen Heckart, Robert Bray and Hope Lange. Monroe sings one song: "That Old Black Magic". When cowboy Beau and his friend Virgil take the bus f... Read full article

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Quotes from

Cherie: Well I had to do something, he was making a fuss in front of all those people.

Beauregard 'Bo' Decker: Well, I've been thinkin' about them other fellas, Cherry. And well, what I mean is, I like you the way you are, so what do I care how you got that way?
Cherie: Bo!
Cherie: That's the sweetest, tenderest thing anyone ever said to me.

[first lines]
Beauregard 'Bo' Decker: Are you ready, Virge?
Virgil Blessing: Anytime.
Beauregard 'Bo' Decker: Turn him out!
[calf is released from chute]

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Facts about

Don Murray has said that Marilyn Monroe was actually naked under her sheets because she thought that her character would really have been naked.
Green top with black-lace like overlay Marilyn Monroe wears (pictured on US DVD cover) had originally been worn by Susan Hayward several years earlier in same studio's With a Song in My Heart.
Marilyn Monroe objected to the color of Hope Lange's hair, claiming that it was too fair and detracted from her own. As a result, Lange's hair was darkened.
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